Monday, 29 January 2018

Egypt's archaeological sites to be made more accessible to people with disabilities

Luxor and Karnak Temples are among the first ancient sites to see improvements, with wooden ramps and paths for wheelchairs, along with information boards accessible to those with impaired sight and hearing.

Whoop Whoop It would seem that they listened, I am so excited.


Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Egypt prosecution orders detention of hot air balloon pilot, 3 company officials over deadly Luxor crash

A Luxor prosecution ordered on Saturday the four-day detention pending investigation of the pilot – as well as three officials from a hot air balloon company – who was operating a hot air balloon that crashed on Friday, killing a 36-year-old South African tourist and injuring 15 others. Read more on the link

A tourist was killed and 12 tourists were injured this morning in an emergency landing of a bird balloon on the western desert road in front of Qurna due to bad weather conditions. Immediately after the landing, 12 ambulances were transferred and the injured were transferred to Luxor International Hospital for treatment.
A statement by the Health Directorate said that the deceased tourist from South Africa and that all the injured were moderately injured between fractures and wounds in different places in the body and that the degree of readiness to the maximum degree in Luxor International Hospital and provide all medical staff of various disciplines, medicines and medical supplies and blood bags.
The governor of Luxor, Mohammed Badr, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Health and a number of security leaders in the province, went to the hospital to check on the injured.
"It was not an accident but a forced landing due to wind speed," said an official at the balloon company in Luxor, who preferred not to be named. "The wind speed was very normal, and the civil aviation authorities and officials at the balloon airport gave permission to take off. One of the balloons strongly wind, which called for the implementation of the forced landing process to maintain the safety of tourists.
"The balloon was carrying 20 tourists and hit the ground, which is often the case, but a number of tourists did not comply with the safety standards and the advice of the commander during the landing process, hit the head of a tourist balloon body and died before the rescue and wounded others.
He said that the balloon leader is one of the most efficient and skilled balloon leaders in Luxor and has already been honored by the Balloon Union for its excellence, noting that his skill and the way of landing despite the wind hard saved the tourists.

The original is in Arabic

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Betsy Bryan Lecture Tuesday 16/1/2018 10 AM

The Scientific Research Department at Karnak(SRDK) is Organizing Lecture for
Dr. Betsy Bryan - Johns Hopkins University - about (Temple of Mut in The Eighteenth Dynasty)
Tuesday 16/1/2018 at the Visitors Center in Karnak.
Attendance of the lecture is free